When comparing WordPress to other website management platforms, people that favor other platforms tend to mock WordPress’ security. With the huge user base WordPress has, it’s not unlikely that hackers target WordPress websites. But that for sure doesn’t mean that WordPress is insecure per se!
Actually, there is a lot that can be done to make it even more secure. A while ago, Joost announced our partnership with Sucuri. Daniel and Tony have done a tremendous job on our plugins and have helped on several hacked websites in the past. We wouldn’t release a post on security without having an approval from the experts, that is why we ran the original version of this post by Tony to see if he had any additions. He sure did. The post became an article, actually. Find that article here: WordPress Security.
Besides their help with the article, we also asked if Sucuri could do something for our valued readers. And they have come up with a nice offer for you!
Special Sucuri offer for our readers
Because of our close relationship with Sucuri, they are willing to provide all our readers a 25% discount if they purchase a complete security package of Website AntiVirus & Firewall (basic) and pay for a year up front (currently ~ $220 / year). They will extend this to any of the higher Firewall plans as long as the payment is made for the year up front.
If you are serious about your website, you are serious about your security.
Better WordPress security
You should take our friends up on their offer, of course. And read our article on WordPress security. Of course there are loads of other things you can do to harden your security, but in the article we have focused on the things every website owner can implement.
I’m sure you will have additions and know of other plugins that help a lot in improving security for your WordPress website. Feel free to drop related tips and tricks in the comments. Looking forward to it!
This post first appeared on Yoast. Whoopity Doo!